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Rodger Parsons

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Rodger Parsons (born 1961) (also known as Ken Gates) is an American voice actor for the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime. He is a graduate of New York University and holds a BFA degree in Television, Motion Pictures, Radio.

He is affiliated with TAJ Productions and later DuArt, his major recurring role of the series' narrator being recasted to Mike Pollock following the dub studio's relocation to 4Kids' personal studio for Seasons 7 and 8.

Pokémon Roles



  • Whiscash (Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!)


  • Narrator (Seasons 1-6, 9-present) (Movies 1-5, 9-present)
  • Red Lightning
  • Announcer (Pokémon Battle Revolution)

Non-Pokémon Roles

  • Valkyrie Profile - Odin, Brahms
  • WordGirl - Intsrstills Announcer


Parsons' first name was misspelled as "Roger" in the credits for Season 10 episodes.


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